London and the 6 H’s….

Hyde Park
Hop On, Hop Off bus
Hamleys
High St shopping
Harrods and Harvey Nichols
Hard Rock café….
this list of “H’s” pretty much sums up our London campaign, this time around. To explain…

London; Hyde Park; Where to Now?

London; Hyde Park; Where to Now?

Hyde Park…
We are staying @ the Mitre House Hotel in Sussex Gardens, spitting distance to Hyde Park; which is also where we have spent much of day 2. Dawdling with intent, together with the horses. What a nice part of the world it is.

Hop On, Hop Off bus…
We sat in the glorious sunshine, up top, front and centre, of the infamous double decker bus, listening to one of the local geysers deliver some home truths (and some made up ones) in a rather entertaining fashion for most of the morning. Until we hit a traffic jam…

London; Hamleys; Oldest Toy Store in the World

London; Hamleys; Oldest Toy Store in the World

Hamleys…
Eventually we got off the bus at the earliest convenience, and walked Regent St. Low and behold, Hamleys toy shop presented itself, with raining bubbles. Famous in London for 249 years (allegedly), and certainly now more famous for one 11 year old daughter. After a few doll house purchases (because we had already bought the fashion plate threads for Barbie in Paris! as you do) and much sweet talking, I/we finally made our escape.

High St shopping…
Then it was my turn! Into all the shops along Oxford St. My usual favourites featured ie Zara, Desigual and Banana Republic. Must say though the summer fashion, which will feature soon enough in Australia, doesn’t push my buttons at all (except for the first floor of both the following two emporiums of course!). blah blah really. So much for the “London Look”. One good thing about not being tempted though… saved using the cash.

London; Harrods; Oh What Shopping!

London; Harrods; Oh What Shopping!

Harrods and Harvey Nichols…
Don’t we love these stores! Difficult to extract both of us from either one, so we just took our time and savoured the moment anyway. No hurry.

London; Hard Rock Cafe - The Original

London; Hard Rock Cafe – The Original

Hard Rock café…
The original and the best, since 1971. Had to go there as it was one of the first specific Hard Rock café shot glasses I had collected (I collect them you see). Had a bite to eat there also. Hasn’t taken us long to get straight back into greasy finger licking scoffing. Spent time in the vault also. Many priceless memorabilia pieces in there.

All in all, a heavenly, hassle free, heavily trafficked few days. Not to be missed!

We finish off this adventure shortly, at “Alton Towers” in Birmingham, the UK’s version of Disneyland. Daughter can’t wait…

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